With Toronto District School Board Elementary and Junior High schools suddenly closed on Friday due to the planned Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario protest, many families are scrambling to figure out what to do, and many kid-oriented program providers in the city are offering one-day programs to help. Here are just a few of those special options for Friday:
- ROM Kids Day and ROM Camp
- Ontario Science Centre Special Day Camp
- AGO Art Days
- Pawsitively Pets Kids Camp
- Young People's Theatre has sent out a press release about Pop-up Drama School Workshops; presumably information on the YPT website will soon follow.
As for the rest of the weekend...
- This is the final weekend for the Next Stage Theatre Festival.
- The Toronto International Boat Show officially begins on Saturday but also has a preview evening on Friday night. The show continues until January 20.
- Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! is on at the Rogers Centre from Friday to Sunday.
- On Saturday and Sunday there's a National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show on at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
- The Wedding Co. Show is on at the Carlu from Friday to Sunday.
- This weekend a visit to the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge can include a session on winter Animal Tracking.
- At Harbourfront Centre, the theme for Saturday's winter programming DJ Skate Night is "A Decade of Top 40s with DJ Manifest", while the free Sunday Scene talk at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery will feature Wanda Nanibush, an "Anishnawbe-kwe curator, writer, consultant, and media artist".
- Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy begins at Hart House Theatre on Friday and continues until the January 26.
And from the calendar of User-Submitted Event Listings for January, on Saturday afternoon there's a Duo Piano Recital with Langning Liu & Michael Berkovsky at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio.
So, what will you be doing this weekend?
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